Aloha. Year I, No. 1 (9 May 1969) through Year V, No. 26 (May 1974) (all published)
A complete run in 130 issues of the Dutch underground successor to Hitweek (most issues 16 or 32 pp.), under the editorial direction of internationally renowned Fluxus artist Willem de Ridder, documenting Dutch counterculture with particular emphasis on protests, the free love movement, the international music scene, and comix, some issues with selected articles in English, the last ten issues of the run with a section in Arabic, profusely illustrated throughout with experimental graphic design, collage, photographs, and comics. Tabloid and 4to. Orig. illus. wrpps. Year IV, nos. 6 and with small marginal losses to the first few pages along the bottom edge, no. 26 with tear to front cover, overall excellent condition. Amsterdam 1969-1974. Many Dutch and international comics artists and graphic designers contributed works to the publication of Aloha, including Robert Crumb, Willem (Bernard Willem Holtrop), and Theo van den Boogaard, with cover artwork by a range of artists including Aart Clerkx, Joost Swarte, and Piet Schreuder. Two issues from 1970 carry a subtitle of "Officiele Kabouter Staatscourant van de Oranje Vrijstaat," or Official Gazette of the Orange Free State affiliated with the Kabouters, or Gnomes. The Kabouters were a Dutch anarchist group which grew out of the Provo movement, and at its peak had approximately 500 active members. A fascinating and colorful survey of a tumultuous and vibrant time in Dutch (and world) history; as of January 2016, WorldCat lists six holdings in North America, at least three of which are incomplete. (Inventory #: 48408)
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